It’s the little things that make a big difference – and on World Toilet Day we are reminded of the importance and impact sanitation has on health, livelihoods and privacy and security.
Lima was born in one of Bangladesh’s biggest slums and has lived here her entire life.
Tropical Storm Roanu has caused widespread damage in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. In both countries, Habitat for Humanity is already on the ground will be assisting with recovery efforts.
On World Toilet Day last week, several events were held in locations around Bangladesh where we are currently running our Water and Sanitation Project.
In areas of Northern Bangladesh lack of access to clean and safe water means women like Amena are left with the task of walking long distances, often multiple times a day to fetch water for their families.
At Habitat, our work is not only about empowering individuals, but entire communities.
Inadequate water and sanitation facilities, stigma and lack of education mean that menstruating girls in developing countries often don’t go to school or even drop out of school once they reach puberty.